Optimistic outlook linked to greater, even “exceptional,” longevity

Laura Kubzansky and her colleagues have published a paper in PNAS that has furthered previous research on the link between optimism and better health to now find a relationship between optimism and greater longevity (up to 15% longer, on average) including increased odds of living to 85 years old or beyond. The findings have received much attention in the press…

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Psychology Today

CNBC

Boston.com

ScienceDaily

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